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ANMF calls on Albanese government to restore COVID leave payments for workers

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is calling on the new Albanese Government to reverse the Morrison government's decision to scrap COVID leave disaster payments, which have supported frontline workers throughout the pandemic.

Celebrating 45 years in aged care: unsung hero Wimbles reflects on her rewarding career

Recognised as an unsung hero by ACSA, Lesley Wimbles is celebrating 45 years working as a housekeeping attendant at South Australian aged care facility Resthaven Malvern.

17 per cent of the Australian population estimated to have contracted Omicron variant: new study

According to a new study of blood-donors, it is estimated that 17 per cent of the Australian adult population has recently been infected with the Omicron strain of COVID-19, giving a new meaning to being "O-positive".

New DA learning module helps workers prevent, recognise, and act on elders’ financial abuse

Financial elder abuse is one of the most common types of abuse experienced by older people. Those living with dementia are especially vulnerable, but Dementia Australia hopes its new learning modules will empower workers to act when they suspect something is aw. BIANCA ROBERTS reports.

“She has demonstrated her passion and talent over many years”- PSA Board elects first female national president

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s (PSA) National Board met yesterday and unanimously elected Western Australian pharmacist Dr Fei Sim as PSA’s next national president- the first female to lead PSA since its Federation in 1977.

Bonus payment scheme falls flat with less than 40 per cent of workers benefiting

It was meant to be a LNP life-buoy, cast to a cohort of fed up aged care workers barely treading water, but the Government’s Aged Care Workforce Bonus Payments has been an unmitigated failure, benefiting little more than a third of the workers in the sector. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

‘A momentous day for aged care’ as vote passes to confirm LASA and ACSA merger

Members of Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA) and Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), have formally passed the a vote to create a single, unitary organisation to represent aged care providers.

Elderly dog owners almost 50 per cent less likely to have a disability – new research

Elderly dog owners may be 50 per cent less likely to have a disability than non-dog owners, according to Australian and Japanese research involving more than 11,000 older Japanese adults.

Qld Govt stepping in to assist privately-run aged care centres

Queensland health minister Yvette D'Ath says the State Government has been asked to assist the private aged care sector amid outrage over how a facility near Brisbane handled a COVID-19 outbreak.

Colbeck resists calls in parliament for his resignation

The aged care minister has resisted calls in parliament to resign from the frontbench following the large number of COVID deaths in residential facilities across the country.

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